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Emergencies And Evacuations: Creating An OSHA-Compliant Emergency Action Plan To Maintain Business Continuity And Keep Employees Safe

Webinar: ID# 1023886
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About This Course:
Disasters can and will strike at any time, regardless of where your organization is located.

To combat this, OSHA reports that nearly every business must have an emergency action plan (EAP) in place to ensure its employees can safely exit the facility in the event of an emergency.

When developing an EAP, there are important regulatory requirements that you need to consider and incorporate to ensure OSHA compliance, such as specific training and documentation requirements you must meet. A comprehensive EAP should keep employees safe, but also focus on operations recovery to ensure business continuity in a time of crises too. This includes preparing for equipment water damage, losses of utility services, continuation of raw material delivery, and alternative manufacturing plan when disaster strikes.

Join us to learn best practices for effective disaster response and business continuity planning. This in-depth training is designed to teach you how to meet OSHA requirements, keep workers safe, and get your businesses up and running again.

You’ll learn:
  • How to use a wide range of Federal Emergency Management Agency emergency-and evacuation-related resources
  • Mandatory EAP-related requirements found in OSHA standards section 1926.35 and 1910.38—and how they apply to your company
  • Typical EAP-related OSHA violations to avoid
  • Specific OSHA requirements that EAPs must meet
  • How to identify which types of emergencies to plan for
  • Examples of critical disruptions that could occur for your organization is affected by emergencies
  • Which departments to involve in developing your facility’s EAP
  • How to successfully involve management, line supervisors, and employees in the EAP
  • Signs that an EAP falls short of meeting OSHA requirements for documentation
  • Training that should be included in the EAP
  • What an acceptable “means of egress” really means
  • Ways to assess whether employees have been successfully evacuated
  • Tips for developing evacuation and exit routes
  • How to develop adequate procedures for reporting emergencies
  • How often to review your EAP to ensure it meets OSHA requirements
About Your Presenter:

Nickole Winnett, Esq.
Principal
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Attorney Nickole Winnett is a principal in the Washington, D.C. Region Office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and a member of the Workplace Safety and Health practice group and Employment Litigation practice group. Ms. Winnett is co-author of Jackson Lewis’ OSHA Law Blog and is an avid speaker and writer on employment law and safety and health matters.

Ms. Winnett advises clients regarding workplace safety and health matters, and represents employers on litigation, administrative and rulemaking matters before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. She routinely provides OSHA inspection and safety and health compliance counseling to all types of employers. She has reviewed and drafted disaster response and business continuity plans on behalf of clients to ensure that they meet OSHA requirements. Ms. Winnett also represents employers during investigations and litigation arising under numerous whistleblower provisions and employment statutes.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Winnett worked at the U.S. Department of Labor as an attorney in a variety of employment matters, including litigation related to safety and health matters on behalf of OSHA, as well as wage and hour matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Davis Bacon Act on behalf of the Wage and Hour Division. She also represented U.S. Department of Labor management officials in cases brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. In addition, Ms. Winnett served as Special Assistant to former Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith.
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